Summit Entertainment’s road-rage actioner Drive Angry 3-D won’t roll into theaters until early next year, but star Nicolas Cage was already revving up interest for the film at last weekend’s Wondercon convention in San Francisco.
Cage crowed about the film’s authentic 3-D (no conversion in post), its retro ultra-violent vibe, and hinted at a paranormal plot twist that up until now had remained a secret.
He tells MTV:
What’s really cool is that the 3-D is from scratch — all the cameras are 3-D. It’s not going to be tacked onto the movie afterwards. Patrick [Lussier], the director, is very excited about it.
It’s the first one [like this]; it’s like if you got to see an old ’70s action movie, but in 3-D. We’re doing something semi-historical, because it’s the first 3-D movie shot [in the] style of a ’70s action film. You could see Charles Bronson or Eastwood [starring in a film like this] in those days.
There’s a supernatural element to it as well, which is keeping with what my interests are right now. When I play supernatural characters in ‘Ghost Rider’ or ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ or ‘City of Angels’ or ‘Next’ or even ‘Drive Angry,’ the possibilities are limitless. The possibilities are endless, you can do so much with that.
Like pay back-taxes to the IRS.
Directed by Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3-D), Drive Angry follows a man (Cage) on a quest to run down the pricks that murdered his daughter and abducted his grandchild. Producer Mike De Luca (Priest, GhostRider) promises the film will be rated a hard R and include plenty of “car parts and body parts flying at you in 3-D.”
Drive Angry 3-D pulls into theaters on Feb. 11, 2011.